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Community Recognition Statement - Thirlmere Roosters ram up the excitement in grand final victory

11 October 2023.

In a nail-biting finish, the Thirlmere Roosters defeated the Camden Rams at Campbelltown Sports Stadium last Sunday to win the group 6 rugby league grand final. The Roosters triumphed with a score of 28-26, taking the lead in the last minutes of the game. First-grade coach Darren McLeod praised his team's resilience, saying they built in momentum throughout the final rounds and that finishing with a win was the icing on the cake. Despite early season injuries, the Roosters managed to field a strong side for the grand final. The match was a roller-coaster, with Thirlmere initially leading 14-6 before Camden staged a comeback. However, it was in the last seven minutes that Thirlmere scored crucial tries, sealing the game with a successful conversion by halfback Damon New in the final three minutes. The challenging kick came under the gaze of the Camden supporters, making it all the more remarkable. With 1,000 spectators filling half the grandstand and family and friends getting a Roosters chant going, it is clear our area is maroon and yellow. Up the Roosters!